Whoever said, "Couples who travel together, stay together," has said it so right.
Most of you would agree to the fact that your relationship is really at its best when you're travelling with your significant half. You argue less and silly dramas don't really get in the way. Rather you find genuine happiness in exploring a place you've never visited before, hearing a language you barely understand and indulging in activities you've never even pictured yourself in.
There's a different kind of romanticism in getting lost: one that has directly to do with adrenaline and sheer happiness. And if the two of you share the same goal of setting foot on as many countries as possible before you die, what on earth could be better than that?
So for all of you who have only been planning a couple getaway till now, we've listed out the 10 most romantic places in the country that are bound to sweep you off your feet and make way for the most beautiful moments spent with your soulmate.
Come on board as we embark on a journey to explore India's most romantic destinations.
1. The Andamans
Turquoise blue water of the sea, flawless beaches of golden sand and luxury resorts which go that extra mile to make your vacation all the more romantic-Andaman & Nicobar has it all for a picture-perfect holiday.
Take aimless walks along the beach, steal a sunrise together, indulge in a fine-dining date or simply talk about life facing the waves of the ocean. If you're seeking adventure, dive into the sea to explore Andaman's coral reefs and marine life.
Make sure to visit Neil Island, Campbell Bay, Little Andaman Island and Mayabunder for some drool-worthy Instagram photos and memories that last beyond a lifetime.
2. Daman & Diu
A closer look at wildlife, a hint of heritage and ample time on the beach-Daman & Diu offers much beyond the mere combination of the sun, the sand and the sea. Spend the days by the beaches, exploring the ancient Daman Fort or witnessing the most romantic sunset from a cruise.
In the evenings, give up on vehicles and take walks along the streets of this union territory to savour its delicious coastal food and cheap liquor.
Lakshadweep's pristine beaches and the gentle sun definitely calls for a romantic time with your partner. Get out of the luxuries of your hotel to try your hands on snorkelling, kayaking or boat riding. See the marine life up close by scuba diving along the crystal blue lagoons that surround the islands.
4. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
If you're looking to unplug from the rest of the world, Tawang-at an elevation of 10,000 feet-is the destination for you. With the backdrop of snow-clad mountains, Arunachal Pradesh is the first state in India to be kissed by the rays of the morning sun. A combination of natural beauty, adventure and culture literally turns this place into your own little wonderland.
5. Shillong, Meghalaya
Our very own Scotland of the East is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the northeast. Take a walk across this small town to get an essence of the local Khasi culture. The Rock Capital of India also hosts some scenic waterfalls, the transparent river of Dawki and the unusual living root bridges of Mawlynnong.
6. Auli, Uttarakhand
Auli is one such place that literally seems to be straight out of the scenes from a movie. No, we're not at all exaggerating. Being famous for skiing and treks, Auli blends adventure and romance seamlessly.
The place turns heavenly in the winter months when the mountains are totally covered with snow. Imagine creating some timeless memories with your loved one amidst such breathtaking beauty.
7. Yumthang Valley, Sikkim
The snow-veiled peaks of Sikkim are calling, and you must go. It becomes even more irresistible when the magnificent hills are accompanied by gushing rivers and multicoloured flower beds. Next to Himachal Pradesh, Yumthang in western Sikkim is probably the ideal place if you're fond of trekking and adventure. From lush rolling meadows to healing hot springs, this silent valley has everything to make you feel one with nature.
8. Kudle, Karnataka
As Gokarna continues to become a clichéd tourist destination, a little trek away lies the serene, untouched beach of Kudle. Its golden sands and much lesser crowds make it a wonderful place to take long romantic walks without being disturbed by the hustle of the rest of the world.
9. Alleppey, Kerala
Kerala, without a second thought, is one of the most romantic places in the country. Haven't you ever thought of spending a night in a houseboat amidst the magical backwaters? Think of watching a gorgeous sunrise the next morning, holding hands as your houseboat cruises through the pristine backwaters that are arched by the swaying coconut palms.
The list wouldn't have been complete without mentioning Goa in it. Since ages, Goa has been one of the most romantic getaways of the country. You can lose yourself while dancing with your partner all night at Goa's renowned hip places.
In case if you're looking for some quiet "us" time, head to southern Goa. There you'll find ample solitary beaches that have not been invaded by reckless tourists. Sit there all day, hand in hand with your loved one, talking and experiencing the most magical sunset of your life.
We all are different kind of romantics, for sure. But there's one thing in common without which romanticism seems pale: insanity. So just decide on a place on the map, book two tickets and call your beloved to give them a sweet surprise. What remains is just waiting for the day to fly off to your destination, have a dreamy vacation and create memories that both of you will cherish even when you're 70.